FRANCESCO BITTICHESU - KANGBASHI The Kangbashi District of Ordos, Inner Mongolia is one of the wealthiest regions in China mainly due to vast reserves of coal and natural gas. Planned and built just in five years thanks to the massive investments by the PRC on building and infrastructure (160 Billion Dollars). Kangbashi was designed to be the showcase urban center of Ordos City, a relatively wealthy coal-mining hub that’s home to 1.5 million people. A public-works project Kangbashi full of office towers, administrative centers, government buildings, museums, theaters and sports fields and filled with all the amenities that signal a prosperous and modern boom town, has only one thing missing in it: people. Shot on 4x5 negative, large format camera.